The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1236 Friday, 4 December 1998.
Date: Thursday, 3 Dec 1998 17:47:57 +0100
Subject: LLL and the Heptameron
Comment: SHK 9.1211 LLL and the Heptameron
The semi-cryptological main thesis of David Honneyman's *Shakespeare's
Sonnets and the Court of Navarre* (1996) mentioned by Karen
Peterson-Kranz is that the Sonnets are really the translation of a
(lost) French original composed in the 1570s by Agrippa d'Aubigne, whose
personae (rival poet, dark lady, etc.) had their real-life equivalents
at the Court of Navarre and are as such also impersonated in the main
characters of some French source of LLL. I wonder what critical
response, if any, has been elicited by that thesis.